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    These 3 Hearthstone Decks Are Cheap and Competitive

    I ran a marginally different Zoolock last season that got me up to rank 8. I wish I'd played more, as I still had a good win record, but ladder anxiety was creeping in. Rather than Leper Gnomes I used Void Terrors, with a second Power Overwhelming instead of that Clockwork Gnome. The dream is...
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    Words/phrases that piss you off

    Weeaboo ... Or however it's spelled. It reads like a bunch of random noises fell out of your mouth. It sounds so ridiculous to me that I don't understand how people can use it seriously - almost equivalent to calling someone a poo-poo head.
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    Any Hearthstone players? Want to discuss some stuff?

    It seems like Hunter needed a nerf in some way. There were so many on ladder that they were running flare in place of tracking to improve the mirror match! The buzzard nerf though seems really severe... though the combo of '5 mana, draw 2-3 cards and destroy an enemy minion with hound and...
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    How many games have you completed since January this year?

    I've been terrible at completing games this year. The only one I managed was Dark Souls II, though I did end up getting The Dark Soul achievement for earning all other achievements. Most of the games I've been playing this year are either more arcadey or just open-ended. Dota 2, FTL...
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    So I've been playing Zoe's "games"...

    Oh, no worries, it wasn't aimed at you, I actually really liked your post. I just gave the example of CoD as it tends to have it's players derided the most commonly - that and I can't quite erase from my mind the nonsense that went around when both MW3 and BF3 were releasing. Edit: Was a...
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    So I've been playing Zoe's "games"...

    So I've been reading the OP's "post"... People connect with games in different ways, for different reasons. It's a subjective thing. I'd like to think that people that are interested enough to visit websites dedicated to games would know this, but apparently we're still stuck declaring...
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    Amazon Exec: We Don't "Want to Change" Twitch

    A bit of a surprise announcement when I first heard of it, though there seems to be relative concensus that Amazon makes a better buyer than Google. That had less to do with Google, more to do with protecting itself from a crazy music industry. Twitch isn't some small website. It's only getting...
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    Worst examples of blatant fanservice

    Recently a friend urged me to watch some of Kill la Kill. I did, and I liked it so much that I watched it all over two days. It was awesome, but I'd be kinda uncomfortable recommending it to some friends. The Kamui override/synchronize appearances being a point that sticks in mind. I know the...
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    Google Starts Removing European Search Results For "Right to be Forgotten"

    I wonder if many people read this part, or if the boundless cynicism of the internet caused them to immediately forget about it. I'd imagine anyone that tries and fails to hide search results for one of the listed reasons will have way more attention drawn to it than if they never attempted to.
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    Your favourite boss in a video game

    The first two Klonoa games spring to mind, though picking a single boss from either is pretty hard. Baladium, Nahatomb, Cursed Leorina, and the King of Sorrow being top four. Both games had amazing music, though it's only a shame that the game is so easy going back to it. Dark Mind from Kirby...
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    Does the resolution and framerate matter to you as a gamer?

    Yes, I suppose. I'm happy enough playing games at 720p but wouldn't be as happy playing a title capable of such at 240p. And as most others have said, stable framerate for me matters far more than how high the number goes. It's always kind of... alien to me how some people can get so angry at...
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    Give yourself RPG stats

    Because I'm a sucker for stats... STR - 6 - There's next to no muscle on me. DEX - 11 - No muscle at least makes me really light and flexible. CON - 7 - But I'm so light that I'm underweight. INT - 13 - Had a good university education. WIS - 11 - Somewhat wise, though more in an...
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    Dark Souls 2: Lvl 55, Still can't beat The Pursuer.

    I beat him earlier tonight with my Deprived, though I was at least level 65 when I went back to fight him. I stayed real close to him and circled, tanking swings with my shield (Twin Dragon shield - the one from the merchant in Mejula). Would swing once or twice with my weapon whenever he was...
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    So I just beat FTL...

    My most recent victory was about 10 minutes ago with the Bulwark (Type A Rock Ship), and it was my first victory as that ship. Ended up beating it with only 2 health remaining with pretty basic systems; only a Drone system for a Defense Drone II. Weapons were Artemis, Hull Missile, Pegasus...
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    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review - A Load Of Friggin' Crap

    Wow. And this game is selling for £49.99 on Steam! Just over $82. Had a feeling it would be bad from hearing you talk about it on the Co-optional podcast, but didn't expect it to on this level.